Within the Latrobe Municipality is Port Sorell, which is also known as the "Port of Golden Beaches". It is the hidden "jewel" of Tasmania, because it boasts a climate not that dissimilar to the mediterranean, with low rainfall and a high level of sunshine throughout the year.

Port Sorell is a popular holiday and camp destination. Many water sports, such as jet and water skiing, board riding, swimming, boating, fishing from the jetty are conducted at Port Sorell and at Bakers Beach, just across the Rubicon.

Freers Beach and Hawley Beach offer superb clean, safe swimming beaches and delightful secluded coves. Hawley Beach also offers a pleasant three kilometre walk

To the east is the Narawntapu National Park, covering 4281ha along the coast from Port Sorell to Greens Beach (near Beauty Point). It has plentiful isolated beaches and sand dunes, and the heathlands are covered in wildflowers.

Horses are prohibited on all beaches, except Moorlands Beach, Access off Mill Road, Wesley Vale.